My primary focus is tracing the origins of my direct paternal line of MARTIN. My 3rd great grandfather Charles MARTIN was born c1770 in Magdeburg, Prussia. He came to England via France (gentleman's servant) about 1795 and joined the British Navy. He was a man of colour and spoke several languages fluently. Y-DNA testing tells me my ancestry is Native American. I have no idea where in the Americas my roots lie. I suspect my ancestors were taken into slavery, assumed the surname of their master and were transported to Europe.
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